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Konstantin Shayne (November 29, 1888 – November 15, 1974) was an actor from the Russian Empire who emigrated to the United States.

Born in Kharkov, Russian Empire, to the family of a Jewish actor Veniamin Olkenitsky-Nikulin, he was the brother of actress Tamara Shayne and Russian writers Lev Nikulin and Yuriy Nikulin.[1] The First World War intervened before he could join the Moscow Arts Theatre, and during the conflict he fought with General Wrangel and the White Armies. Shayne was married two times and he also had children.

As an actor, Konstantin Shayne performed in movies such as None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Stranger (1946), starring (and directed by) Orson Welles. He performed in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) which featured Danny Kaye in the lead role. His performance in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) was cut from the final release. In his last film appearance Shayne dominates two minutes of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo, playing the old bookseller Pop Leibel.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Konstantin Shayne (November 29, 1888 – November 15, 1974) was an actor from the Russian Empire who emigrated to the United States.

Born in Kharkov, Russian Empire, to the family of a Jewish actor Veniamin Olkenitsky-Nikulin, he was the brother of actress Tamara Shayne and Russian writers Lev Nikulin and Yuriy Nikulin.[1] The First World War intervened before he could join the Moscow Arts Theatre, and during the conflict he fought with General Wrangel and the White Armies. Shayne was married two times and he also had children.

As an actor, Konstantin Shayne performed in movies such as None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Stranger (1946), starring (and directed by) Orson Welles. He performed in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) which featured Danny Kaye in the lead role. His performance in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) was cut from the final release. In his last film appearance Shayne dominates two minutes of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo, playing the old bookseller Pop Leibel.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1888-11-29

Day of Death 1974-11-15

Place of Birth Kharkov, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now Kharkiv, Ukraine]

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Also Known As

  • Константин Вениаминович Олькеницкий

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1958 Vertigo as Pop Leibel
1956 The Price of Fear as Bolasny
1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor as Father Benoit
1951 The Unknown Man as Peter Hulderman
1951 I Was a Communist for the FBI as Gerhardt Eisler
1949 The Red Danube as Professor Serge Bruloff
1948 Angel on the Amazon as Dr. Jungmeyer
1948 To the Victor as Pablo
1948 Night Wind as Dr. Ulding
1947 Christmas Eve as Gustav Reichman
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Peter van Hoorn
1946 The Stranger as Konrad Meinike
1945 Escape in the Fog as Schiller
1944 The Falcon in Hollywood as Alec Hoffman
1944 None But the Lonely Heart as Ike Weber
1944 Till We Meet Again as Major Krupp
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls as Karkov
1943 Mission to Moscow as Mr. Nikolai Bukharin
1943 Five Graves to Cairo as Maj. Von Buelow (uncredited)
1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective as Headwaiter
1939 On Your Toes as First Assassin
1938 King of Alcatraz as Murok
1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa as Plane Saboteur (uncredited)

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